Health, Safety & Environment

Conferences , Health, Safety & Environment , Energy Transition

OTC 2022: Standardization is the Key to Surviving the Energy Transition

“We have to strive to eliminate customization for the sake of customization and truly apply where there is value in the approach,” Raymond Jones, vice president of LNG projects, Exxon Mobil, said in a standardization panel at the 2022 OTC.

May 6, 2022

Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

API Enhances Pipeline Safety with Two Updated Standards

Federal regulators, including the PHMSA, have recently put renewed focus on leak detection for natural gas and liquid pipelines, which API’s two revised liquid pipeline leak detection standards support.

May 3, 2022

Field Development , Health, Safety & Environment

US Lawmakers Ask ConocoPhillips About Gas Leak in Alaska

ConocoPhillips is being questioned by lawmakers asking why it took a month for the company to identify and control leak in an Alaskan oilfield.

April 27, 2022

Exploration & Production , Crude Oil , Health, Safety & Environment

EPA Chief Michael Regan Defends Push for Greater Oil Supply

Increased oil production and the push for a clean energy transition are not “mutually exclusive,” EPA Chief Michael Regan said in an interview.

April 6, 2022

Health, Safety & Environment

API Publishes Updated Hot Work Guidelines For Petroleum, Petrochem Industry

The updated API guidelines will help prevent injuries and incidents during welding operations in the petroleum and petrochemical industries.

March 29, 2022

Unconventional , Health, Safety & Environment

Colombia Environmental Authority Approves First Fracking Pilot Project

The approval for the Kale project, located in the northeastern municipality of Puerto Wilches, is the first for a fracking pilot project in Colombia.

March 28, 2022

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , ESG

Hess Invests in Expansion of Texas Water Action Collaborative

TxWAC was piloted in the Upper Trinity River Basin and with Hess Corp.’s support, this model is expanding to the Lower Trinity River Basin in the first half of 2022.

March 21, 2022

Unconventional , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Colorado Oil Regulator Rejects Occidental’s Plan to Drill Near Homes

the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 4-1 to reject Occidental Petroleum’s proposed plan to drill new oil and gas wells in Firestone, Colorado.

March 13, 2022

Public Capital , Petrochemicals , Health, Safety & Environment

Chevron, Phillips JV to Pay Millions for Air Violations at Gulf Coast Chemical Plants

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP entered a settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act and state pollution laws at three of its petrochemical facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast.

March 10, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Texas RRC Implement Operator-led Plan to Reduce Seismicity in Permian Basin

The operator-led response plan in the western Permian Basin, which began implementation last week, is a  first of its kind to address injection-induced seismicity, the Texas Railroad Commission says.

March 8, 2022